I did this hike in a clockwise direction which really doesn't matter much but I recommend the direction to get the steepest part of the hike done first. Weavers Needle is glorious from this vantage point, standing immense and dominant over the distant landscape. Source: Instagram. Also this trail has lots of shaded area and places to stop and rest which was nice. Weavers Needle is an erosional remnant of the area's complex and tumultuous volcanic past: The trail begins at the mouth of Peralta Canyon and rises quickly on a rugged, heavily vegetated path. lots of snakes. Terrapin Trail #234. Plan on a lot of time and an early start. The hike starts at the Peralta Trailhead about an hour drive from Phoenix. For a better view of the Needle, hike the extra half mile to the "Lone Tree" - you will know what it is when you see it. Particularly Special Place. View of the campsite on Fremont Saddle, overlooking Weavers Needle. Loaded with folklore and dangerous tales of gold, this two-piece spire offers the quintessential Sonoran desert adventure. Trail was fairly crowded up to the needle overlook, but few people following that point. Peralta Trail hike to Fremont Saddle not only gives you a great view of Weavers Needle but also get some stunning views of the entire area. Amazing trail, due to the continuously changing views in all directions and the traverse through no fewer than four (or six?) That is with multiple stops and lunch break. The trail is also very well maintained and easy to follow! But it was an amazing day and such an incredible hike! came back today to finish what we started and its closed off due to covid19. The easier to climb is the one that starts with Bluff Springs Trail, then after about two miles takes you up the Terrapin Trail. Lots of parking at the Peraltra Trailhead and restrooms. Dogs are also able to use this trail. Make sure to bring water though! Great trail. Enjoyed the diverse terrain! Share a Video . breathtaking views. 10865007 is the parcel's ID. The Zestimate for this house is $280,709. We had rain and scattered clouds and the colors were amazing. Weavers Needle is one of the most iconic pieces of stone that can be seen from many corners of the Superstitions - now climb it! It was hairy, gnarly, and amazing. fresh running spring water to drink from right meow too. nice, hard hike. You can't miss it. Taking other people's content (text, photos, etc) without permission is a copyright violation and NOT OKAY! loved this hike. There is a lot of chatter about dissatisfaction with the management. I did this trail Dec 5 2020. To get to the base of the needle we went past the Weavers Needle Crosscut and had to go off trail and try to find a suitable route of class 3 bushwacking to get to the base of the needle. Provides excellent views of Weavers Needle. No permit is required to hike to Weaver's Needle, or … I’m glad I got this experience and will definitely be needing a day or two of R&R! Would not recommend cut across trail, especially alone.Very scrambled and not well marked. The Needle Trail is located 10.1 miles from Apache Junction, Arizona (AZ) in Tonto National Forest. This home was built in 2003 and last sold on 11/10/2016 for $192,000. You get so many different views of the desert, it’s truly awesome. Awesome trail and views but as mentioned before you should definitely have a buddy with you as there are snakes and it’s not a heavily trafficked loop. Andy Atzert. Description: My hike to Fremont Saddle on Peralta trail. There are two moderately easy routes to the Weavers Needle summit. Lengthy day hike, but could be split up into two days if you want to camp. View fullsize. This summer’s fire did burn out the back half, but even now the new growth is coming in and neat to see. Dogs are also able to use this trail. 6600 S Weavers Needle Trl , Gold Canyon, AZ 85118-4751 is currently not for sale. Weaver’s Needle has very friendly guests but the park itself has issues. The staff and residents were friendly and extremely helpful in finding our lot. The trail was well marked. The final product was a big 15 mile loop that would touch a few key points in the southwest section of the mountains, including West Boulder Trail, Weavers Needle, Black Spring Mountain, and Miners Needle. Did it alone with my dog, and had some reservations about doing so, but ultimately very glad I did. The route is trad, and opportunities for protection with traditional gear are ample. 10865011 is the parcel's ID. Your hike will begin at the mouth of the Peralta Canyon, and the path will be a heavily vegetated yet rugged path. Approach the Needle by hiking north on the Peralta Trail from the Peralta Trailhead up and over Fremont Saddle. The scenery in this area is something to see. Weavers Needle dawn from Hilltop Trail, McDowell Mountain Regional Park, Maricopa County, Arizona Weavers Needle, a distinctive 4,555-foot (1,388-meter) spire in the Superstition Wilderness in Arizona, is turned golden by the setting sun. Weavers Needle, Arizona topographic map and nearby trails. The trail will be full of oak and mesquite views along the canyon’s seasonally flowing creek. Additionally, there is a portion of the trail where Weavers Needle isn't visible, and since the Terrapin Trail never heads in the direction of the needle, you'll want to have a good trail map to navigate the area. There are are a couple of moderate-steep inclines throughout the hike, but nothing overbearing. The loop offers amazing views of Weaver Needle. wish I would have gone a bit slower to really take in the views and avoid knee pain on the decline. The trail coming in from the right is the Dutchman's Trail (if you had taken the shortcut described earlier), turn left, however, onto the Terrapin Trail (#234). Tales most often begin with the original founders of the gold being killed by the Apache. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from September until May. Reviewed June 7, 2015 via mobile . The floor size is 1,441 sqft. OR. It is a prominent landmark in Arizona's Superstition Mountains.The bulk of volcanic rocks exposed in these mountains are associated with three major ash-flow tuff eruptions at about 24.5 Ma, 18.4 Ma, and 14.9 Ma. The loop offers amazing views of Weaver Needle. Weaver's Needle and Fremont Saddle via Peralta Canyon Trail is a 7.7 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Gold Canyon, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. Social trails emanate from the saddle to additional view points, some requiring a moderate scramble. 6600 S Weavers Needle Trail, Gold Canyon, AZ 85118 (MLS# 6137927) is a Single Family property that was sold at $275,000 on October 21, 2020. Gorgeous hike. It has three bedrooms and 1.75 bathrooms. Peralta Trail is a beautiful start to any hike. This was a great hike. This is a difficult hike! If you go the other way, you'll see it from a long way off, and save the biggest climb for the end of your hike (check the elevation graph in the app's map). Info on parking: electric door opener, side vehicle entry, dir entry frm garage. Email:email@example.com. MLS# 6137927. Trip is worth the effort. We went clockwise and after the initial Peralta climb, there are slight incline changes throughout, some steeper than others, but always with flat inbetween which keeps the hike interesting yet totally managable. View details, map and photos of this single family property with 3 bedrooms and 2 total baths. Weaver's Needle, named for Army scout and mountain man Pauline Weaver, is one of the all-time landmarks of central Arizona. No permit is required for Weaver's Needle climb, but it's not recommended for novices. Fun hike - did clockwise from Peralta Trail. Located in the Superstition Mountains east of Phoenix, Arizona, Weavers Needle was created when a thick layer of tuff was heavily eroded, creating the spire as an erosional remnant with a summit elevation of 4,555 feet. 20-30 minute drive in on a well maintained dirt road with a few rocky shallow creek crossings. Their Wi-Fi is absolutely useless and they know it. Peralta Trail #120 Weaver's Needle. I hiked it solo and saw 4-5 others during my 4+ hours on the back portion of the loop, on a Sunday. It's a long hike through the gorgeous desert. Prepare to cross over seasonal pools and climb your way through steep rocks. Heavily trafficked up to the first peak. Create Recommended Route or Trail . Share a Gem . don't know why- seems odd, and very disappointing- after next week will be in 80s which is when we call it quits till fall. Oak and mesquite veil portions of the trail along the canyon's seasonally flowing creek. Go early as there is no shade past 7am. Weaver's Needle Loop Trail is a 12.4 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Gold Canyon, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. Highly recommend for anyone who wants a day with nature. There are several sections that have been burned by recent fires. Beautiful. Peralta trail pretty crowded for mid week mid day. It has some pretty steep areas and not a lot of shade. A single family home is located on a lot of 4,761 sqft. Excellent, moderate 2.5 mile hike through beautiful terrain up to the saddle where you can view Weavers needle. Add a Symbol . Back to saddle and took Cae Creek trail - gorgeous but definitely use gps and downloaded map and have shows with very good grip. Download the free, full-sheet USGS 7.5 Minute (1:24,000 scale) Weavers Needle topo map as an Adobe PDF. After that, the crowd will thin on a more gradual descent through the Boulder Canyon to the Dutchman Trail split. They pretend at first and even give you a code. 6704 South Weavers Needle Trail Dalton E Mason and Sharon A Mason are residents. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from October until May. It is said that the shadow of Weavers Needle reveals the location of the legendary Lost Dutchman Gold M… The Park Managers go out of their way to make sure their residents ( more like family members) are well taken care of and respected. We timed it perfectly so on the return we hit the last 2 miles at golden hour and the valley was lit up like a dream. And Weavers Needle ranks as one of the best. Photo Gallery. This hike features great desert scenery in the historic Superstition Wilderness. Take the Peralta Trail to See Weavers Needle. The tail is clearly marked for the most part. State Parks. Great trail, well marked, easy to find. The direction of this loop is up the Bluff Springs Trail for 2 miles. As a bonus, the trail itself is gorgeous – ascending a hoodoo-lined valley to this popular vantage point. Add a Symbol . In the middle of this wilderness a huge rock monolith rises up out of the desert, the awesome Weavers Needle. Here is where you will catch your first glimpse of Weavers Needle as it bursts out of the desert floor, letting the surrounding Superstitions recede from its base. It was hairy, gnarly, and amazing. Once you reach the saddle and see the needle it is breath taking. Weavers Needle Lasso Loop, AZ : Hiking: Nov 07 2020: DixieFlyer: Hiking: 14.40 Miles: 3,585 AEG: Hiking: 14.40 Miles: 6 Hrs 23 Mns : 2.57 mph: 3,585 ft AEG: 47 Mns Break . Weavers Needle 4553′ Superstition Mountains Rock Climbing Total Time: 10 hours Roundtrip Mileage: 8.2 miles Elevation Gain: 3400′ Crux: ~5.5 Companions: Alex Wallace Trailhead: Peralt… beautiful hike. The 1,413 sq. Weavers Needle casts its shadow over Arizona’s most famous legend of lost gold. I went in the fall, when the high was only in the 80s - would rate the difficulty as moderate in these conditions, but could see it being difficult when it gets hot out. It has three bedrooms and 1.75 bathrooms. Runners will circumnavigate Weaver Needle on this 13-mile loop. Takes about 1.5 hours up and same down. Crossover on the Dutchman (1.1 … Share a Video . The trail then ascends the bank on the left and begins climbing more steeply with a few switchbacks at the end to Fremont Saddle with nice hoodoos on your left and a great view of Weavers Needle (2.3). Globe, Arizona 85501 (928) 402-6200 Secondary Number: (928) 402-6280 The property has three bedrooms and two bathrooms. Great trail! Weaver's Needle, is an erosional remnant resulting from weathering and erosion of the volcanic tuff exposed in the Superstition Mountains. There are two moderately easy climbing routes to the summit of Did this hike yesterday with my dad after over 10 hours (6:45am-5pm), and it is actually 13.4 miles exactly from start to finish. 5hrs10mins. Sign Up. This home was built in 2003 and last sold on 10/21/2020 for $275,000. Not a huge deal, but just something to note. we went down to the water and dipped our feet. definitely prepare with 2-3 liters of water per person and just a few snacks or a light lunch. Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest … Download the free Weavers Needle topo map. Bluff Springs trail is a lot more desolate, and less traveled, and a great finish to the day. Apache Junction, AZ 85119. I went through just under 3L of water but I was also pretty hydrated at the beginning. Peralta rd and another 15 from there on dirt roads. Overall a great hike!! Moderately difficult hiking trail. The park has over 400 sites and is clean and well maintained. If you can handle the length, don't hesitate to choose this route -- one of the most memorable of my 57-years! This trail was easy on some parts but personally I would rate it between hard and moderate if that was possible, it is a long trail and I checked my health app afterwards and it said that during the trail by the end I had climbed 91 floors. It is located at the end of a 7 mile dirt road, passable by most cars. In spring, the trail has an abundance of wildflowers blooming; this is probably the best time of year to hike this loop. Length 12.4 miElevation gain 2844 ftRoute type Loop Fantastic hike though! You will gain just over 1300 feet as you make your way to Fremont Saddle. Flag Inappropriate Post ... Weavers Needle … Based on Redfin's Gold Canyon data, we estimate the home's value is $234,737. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from October until May. Not easy to follow trail but we were generally on it when we checked. The trail is moderate except on the actual ascent to Weaver’s Needle. I took the clock-wise route which turned out to have the most hills and incline to hike opposed to going the counter clock-wise direction which has fewer. Make sure you have the maps downloaded! Why you should go: Arguably the best view of Weavers Needle. Each of the pitches is rated a 5.0 or less, with the second pitch being more of a class 4 scramble. It is a prominent landmark in Arizona's Superstition Mountains.The bulk of volcanic rocks exposed in these mountains are associated with three major ash-flow tuff eruptions at about 24.5 Ma, 18.4 Ma, and 14.9 Ma. totally unique canyon environments. 5 Total Climbs. hiked it 2 weeks ago but got dark before we made it to the top. Well built trail but south facing so very hot. Sunscreen/sunblock is super important as I burned bad even after applying SPF15 several times. Compare elevation, range, calories and other trail metrics. Weavers Needle Weavers Needle is a 1,000-foot-high column of rock that forms a distinctive peak visible for many miles around. It stands at roughly 4,500 feet above sea level. 6600 S Weavers Needle Trl, Gold Canyon, AZ 85118 is a single family home that contains 1,383 sq ft and was built in 2003. Log In. Casual hike besides length. Checked into Weaver's Needle late on a Thursday Afternoon after a long day of driving. The trail crests on Fremont Saddle (2.2 miles : 3,754') with dramatic views north of Weavers Needle, Boulder Canyon and a maze of washes, mesas, buttes and peaks that comprise the backcountry. This 1,441 square foot house sits on a 6,048 square foot lot and features 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Expect to climb up to Fremont Saddle in just 2.2 miles. A single family home is located on a lot of 4,761 sqft. In spring, the trail has an abundance of wildflowers blooming; this is probably the best time of year to run this loop. But for us, given the choice of a 4 mile up and back or an 8 mile loop, we will always choose the loop! What an incredible morning hike in the Peralta trail to the Fremont saddle oh, I tried to get to the Lone Pine Tree but got so lost because I cannot navigate myself out of my own kitchen LOL. Seemingly endless variations of the story exist, but Weavers Needle often plays a prominent role. recommend going with a buddy not alone. We started up Peralta Trail and then down into the Peralta Canyon and then looped around and up and back out on Bluff Springs Trail. Many spots along the loop from which to choose, if you decide to camp. It contains 3 bedrooms and 1.75 bathrooms. Continue 8 miles to the end of the road at the Peralta Trailhead. It was constructed in 2000. Here's a popular loop hike around Weavers Needle from Peralta trailhead. it was magical in places. Very nice hike with a moderate grade. View fullsize. Globe Ranger District 7680 S. Six Shooter Canyon Rd. I finished in a little over 4 hours but I was moving fast. This hike was beautiful! Take the Terrapin Trail north through Needle Canyon on the east side of Weavers Needle for 2.9 miles. Review of Peralta Canyon. You will pass through vegetated canyons with the Weavers Needle clearly in sight. Lots of dogs. Seeing weavers needle, if you go clockwise, as you crest the top is pretty cool to see. Trail marked well. Sold - 6600 S Weavers Needle Trail, Gold Canyon, AZ - $275,000. New shoots are starting to appear however. Near Gold Camp, Arizona. They pretend at first and even give you a code. Location: Weavers Needle Change: Type: to Trad Sport Toprope Quality: Pitches: Sort by: then: Classic Climbing Routes at Weavers Needle. Plan several extra hours. Fairly busy trail. Dogs are also able to use this trail. The floor size is 1,384 sqft. I over prepared food and had extras left over. Do you have questions about finding other Single Family real estate for sale in Gold Canyon? The 1,383 sq. Hard, beautiful hike. Highly recommend starting out counter-clockwise. Bathroom at base. This trail runs 6.2 miles along the southwest side of the Superstition Wilderness. Amazing photo opportunities. Download the free, full-sheet USGS 7.5 Minute (1:24,000 scale) Weavers Needle topo map as an Adobe PDF. Want to learn more about 6600 S Weavers Needle Trail? Weavers Needle viewed from Fremont Saddle on Peralta Trail in the Superstition Mountains Weavers Needle fast facts: Named after mountain man … The loop around Weaver Needle is about 20 km (13 mi). Particularly Special Place. Share on Trail Run Project. 6109N E Apache Trl, 5 miles Northeast of Apache Junction off State Route 88, Apache Junction, AZ 85119 … Most people take the Peralta Hiking Trail up to Freemont Saddle and then turn around. Behind the needle, views span as far north as Crown King. However, the end of the day this trail was one of my favorites and was worth it by far. Loved this hike! To start, you'll take the Dutchman Trail #104 going to the right, and you'll work your way around to and then around the Miners Needle. We did the whole loop and accidentally did some extra but there is a huge variation in the terrain as you go. Finding the connector is challenging, with some scrambling up rocks to stay on the path. View fullsize. Password help. It was constructed in 2001. Lost Dutchman State Park. Dogs are also able to use this trail. Peralta trail to Weavers' Needle. Weavers Needle is one of the most iconic pieces of stone that can be seen from many corners of the Superstitions - now climb it! Hike to see Weaver's needle - Lost Dutchman State Park. This adventure is not one for the faint of heart. I took 6 liters of water for the hike, and my dog and I went through 5.5 liters of it. They are absolutely lying when they say they have Wi-Fi. Award Winning Service. 6704 S WEAVERS NEEDLE Trl was built in 2000 and last sold on August 31, 2015 for $158,000. Although, beautiful views and wonderful area. what an incredible day I had hiking the Peralta Trail to Fremont saddle. A very nice scenic hike. • Close to riding trails • Nearby ATV Trails • Over 375 Sites • Full Hookups • PAVED PADs @ each site • 2 Recreation Halls • Heated Swimming Pool • Spa ... Weaver’s Needle RV Resort. They are absolutely lying when they say they have Wi-Fi. Peralta Trail is one of the best hikes near Phoenix. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from September until May. Located in the Superstition Mountains east of Phoenix, Arizona, Weavers Needle was created when a thick layer of tuff was heavily eroded, creating the spire as an erosional remnant with a summit elevation of 4,555 feet. 250 S. Tomahawk Road. Peralta Trail #102. I loved this trail! 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Great hike. Looks like it was hiked 3 days ago. If I do this loop again, I would do it in reverse and start up Bluff Springs as it was extremely steep and rocky and it's much easier on my knees to go up that kind of terrain than down it. Sign Up or Log In. Whiskey Spring Red Tanks Miners Canyon Loop Trail, Bluff Spring Trail to Dutchman Trail to Charlebois Canyon and Le Barge Springs, Bluff Spring Trail and Dutchman Canyon to Charlebois Canyon, Bluff Spring Trail to Peralta Trail Bypass, Miner's Summit to Black Top Mesa and Weavers Needle Loop, Peralta - Horse Camp - Peters - Charlebois - Peralta Loop, Peralta, Bluff Springs, and Dutchman's Trail, Weaver's Needle via Peralta Canyon, Dutchman #104, Bull Pass Trail #129, Black Top Mesa, Terrapin #234 and Bluff Spring Loop, Weaver's Needle and Fremont Saddle via Peralta Canyon Trail. The app says it’s closed but that is not the case (bathrooms are locked due to Covid19 restrictions). Breathtaking! Off to the right is a nice area you can climb up to get a 360 degree view. The trip is named for the Miners Needle, a geologic landmark with a hole in it but really there are many similar landmarks that are just as impressive, and you'll enjoy views of them from the start. May never again see the spectacular sights this years wet spring weather provided. No fee for parking. Also there were nonstop little flies the whole way getting right in our faces, so bug spray would have been a huge relief. One of our favorite 1/2 day hikes in the superstitions. To get to the base of the needle we went past the Weavers Needle Crosscut and had to go off trail and try to find a suitable route of class 3 bushwacking to get to the base of the needle. Weavers Needle Weavers Needle is a 1,000-foot-high column of rock that forms a distinctive peak visible for many miles around. View fullsize. This is a challenging (but okay for kids) hike with awesome views - the view of Weaver's Needle at the end is just a bonus! Cairns are helpful. Rocky...but a great hike and workout. ft. single-family home is a 3 bed, 1.75 bath property. I would recommend bringing insect repellent because the trail does have a lot of flies towards the beginning. The Terrapin Trail is a tedious section of the Weaver's Needle Loop that can feel like it drags on forever. We then connected with Terrapin trail #234 to cut across to the needle. Create Recommended Route or Trail . Share a Photo . 6642 South Weavers Needle Trail Cynthia E Stravers, Robert T Stravers and one other resident. • Close to riding trails • Nearby ATV Trails • Over 375 Sites • Full Hookups • PAVED PADs @ each site • 2 Recreation Halls • Heated Swimming Pool • Spa • Fitness Room • Putting Green • Pickle Ball Courts • Bocce Ball Courts • Shuffle Board Courts. Loaded with folklore and dangerous tales of gold, this two-piece spire offers the quintessential Sonoran desert adventure.. Lace up your boots, stock up your gear, bid farewell to civilization and head out to the wild. The path marked fairly well with cairn s. Basically you are heading due west, on a line just south of the Needle. Peralta trail to Freemont saddle in the Superstition Mountains of Arizona. The trail drops quickly from the saddle as it starts meandering its way towards the base of Weavers. We clicked our mileage at 13.5 miles, so about a mile more than the 12.4 that is posted. Weaver's Needle can be climbed as a four-pitch route. Next time will hike the opposite route! Great hike, beautiful views of Weavers needle! It was full of gorgeous views and had diverse plants and wildlife. Info on parking: attached garage, 2 spaces, 400 sqft garage. It’s really only hard because it’s so long. At the top there is a large rock formation you need to go around to left to get to the view you are really looking for of Weavers Needle. There is a fairly noticeable "use" trail here that is easy to follow up and to the left of the " solid rectangular boulder pile " on the ridge ahead.